I grew up in a violent and abusive family. My parents were alcoholics and my father was violent and sexually abusive to my mother and us.
When I was 13 years old, my mother was killed in a car accident. After that, my father took to beating me. I was hospitalized and subsequently put in a children’s home.
In her bid to make me sleep, my mother had frequently fed me alcohol when I was a baby. As a result, I became an alcoholic by the age of 13. At 15, while I was still in the children’s home, I started taking drugs. I was also promiscuous.
Later in my life, I married a drug addict but we were divorced after seven years. However, we got together again when we both became believers and were connected to a ministry for alcoholics and drug addicts. After two years of joining the ministry, we remarried.
We stayed married for another 15 years and had two sons and a daughter. Then our marriage fell apart again and I believe it was because we did not understand the love and grace of our Daddy God.
By that time, I had been in the church for more than 30 years. I went through months of “healing” for my brokenness and yet I couldn’t get out of my ditch. One day, sometime in 2011, I turned on to your television show on Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN). I heard your message about how condemnation affects us. I realized that every problem in my life pointed to condemnation!
When I understood that, I felt so FREE!
From then on, I have been watching your program every night. I am so much better physically, mentally and spiritually. What 30 years of charismatic church couldn’t do for me, my Daddy God did in 18 months by having me watch Joseph Prince on TBN, reading Destined To Reign and his daily devotionals. Every day is a blessing for I am so free in so many areas, and I keep experiencing MORE!
I want to give praise to my Daddy God for the anointing on your life that enables you to impart the WORD of LIFE into hearts and minds! My prayer is that my Daddy God will provide me with the same anointing to impart His love, His favor and His grace to others with the same clarity.
I don’t know how to thank you, but THANK YOU! God bless you!
Irene Holland | South Africa